How to travel from Kuta to Makassar, Indonesia

The distance between Kuta and Makassar is around 656km (408 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 1h 40m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Kuta to Makassar by plane and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG).

  • Duration1h 40m
  • Flight time1h 20m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,213,215($81)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Makassar.

  • Duration2 days 12h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 449,340($30)
Operated by

Pelni

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Kuta and Makassar

There are several options for getting from Kuta to Makassar by plane and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 449,340 ($30) and will take around 2 days 12h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 1h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,213,215 ($81).

The distance between Kuta and Makassar is around 656km (408 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 615km (382 miles)

It takes around 1h 40m to get from Kuta and Makassar by plane.

The quickest way to get from Kuta to Makassar is to fly which takes around 1h 40m and will set you back approx IDR 1,213,215 ($81).

The cheapest way to travel between Kuta and Makassar is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 449,340 ($30) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Kuta and Makassar. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). instead which will take 1h 40m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Kuta and Makassar. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). instead which will take 1h 40m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Kuta and Makassar. The ferry typically takes around 2 days 12h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Kuta and Makassar. Ferries run once a week and take around 2 days 12h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Kuta and Makassar. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and arrive at Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). The flight takes around 1h 20m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Kuta and Makassar with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 1h 20m.

Lion Mentari Airlines, Citilink Indonesia and PT. Sriwijaya Air fly between Kuta and Makassar. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and and arrive into Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). These flights usually take around 1h 20m.

The flight from Kuta to Makassar typically takes around 1h 20m. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and and arrive into Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG).

The closest major airport to Makassar is Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG) (UPG) which is approximately 16km (10 miles) from Makassar. Tampa Padang Airport (MJU) (MJU) and Baubau Airport (BUW) (BUW) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Kuta to Makassar. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG). instead which will take 1h 40m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Kuta to Makassar is to fly which takes, on average, 1h 40m and will usually cost around IDR 1,213,215 ($81).

How do I get from Kuta to Makassar

Compare travel optionsbetween Kuta and Makassar

Transport options from Kuta to Makassar
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
1h 40m
IDR 1,213,215($81)
on demand656km (408 miles)
Ferry
2 days 12h
IDR 449,340($30)
once a week1,020km (634 miles)

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Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Makassar

The following major airports near Makassar offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Indonesia and internationally.

UPG
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
International Airport
Distance
16km (10 miles) from Makassar
MJU
Tampa Padang Airport (MJU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
286km (178 miles) from Makassar
BUW
Baubau Airport (BUW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
352km (219 miles) from Makassar